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Flight disruption in the region because of low visibility

Flights have been disrupted across the region due to low visibility and low clouds.

All Skybus flights have been cancelled because of the weather conditions.

Bristol Airport is also experiencing flight disruptions, with travellers advised to check with their individual airlines as to the status of flights.


Man dies after train hits car on level crossing

A man has died after his car was struck by a train on a level crossing near Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire.

The vehicle was hit by a Great Western Railway train travelling from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa.

The line between Gloucester and Swindon is blocked and a replacement bus service is being put in place.

The line is blocked while investigations continue Credit: Martyn Smith, passenger

At 3.10pm today we were called to a level crossing close to Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire, following reports that a car had been struck by a train.

Officers from BTP attended alongside paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service. However, a man, believed to be the driver of the car, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified and any witnesses are asked to contact police.

– British Transport Polices

Figures from the Rail Safety and Standards Board show that three people, all pedestrians, were killed at level crossings in Britain during 2015/16, excluding suicides and suspected suicides.


M32 closed overnight between junction 2 and 3 in Bristol for safety repair work

Road Closures Credit: PA

The M32 will be closed overnight between junction 2 and 3 in Bristol for safety repair work on January 30.

Drivers planning to use the M32 are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

The M32 in Bristol will be closed both northbound and southbound to enable emergency resurfacing and barrier repair work to be carried out.

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